Dems: Romney Just 'Business in Bermuda'
Gibbs et al slam candidate's foreign finances
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2012 12:39 PM CDT
Robert Gibbs speak before a taping of Jeopardy! Power Players Week on April 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Salivating Democrats jumped all over Mitt Romney's foreign finances today, painting the candidate as an out-of-touch rich guy stuffing his cash in offshore mattresses—and in the case of Robert Gibbs, suggesting that Romney may have crossed legal boundaries. "We don't know" if Romney has acted illegally, Gibbs said. "The best way to see if Mitt Romney is complying with America tax law is to have him release more of his tax returns." Quipped Gibbs: "This is a guy whose slogan is 'Believe in America' and it should be 'Business in Bermuda.'" Elsewhere on your Sunday dial, as per Politico:

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz piles on: “Americans need to ask themselves: Why does an American businessman need a Swiss bank account and secretive investments like that?”
  • And Martin O'Malley: “He wants to make it even easier for very wealthy people to avoid paying taxes, to offshore American jobs, and to maintain their Swiss bank accounts while our roads and bridges and levies crumble."
  • John McCain on Syria: "How many more have to die before we take action? We need to show, first, leadership. The president of the United States should be speaking out for the people of Syria," McCain said, adding that, "Russian arms are pouring in, Iranians are on the ground. We need to establish a sanctuary so that they can organize."
  • Mitch McConnell on if he's sorry he voted for John Roberts: "No, I'm not. I was extremely disappointed (by the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare). The chief justice, however, did make it clear that the mandate was a tax."
  • Bill Kristol on Romney: “President Obama had three disappointing months, but he's holding his own. And if I were in the Romney campaign, that would worry me."
  • Wasserman Schultz on Florida-New Hampshire roadtrip with kids, husband, four dogs, and cat: “And all of the dogs were actually in the car! So I proved it can be done.”
  • Reince Priebus on aforementioned roadtrip and job numbers: “I don't know if she is on vacation in New Hampshire or on Mars. The fact of the matter is people are not better off today than they were three or four years ago, and the statistics bear it out."

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Jul 9, 2012 6:24 AM CDT
Romney made his money fair and square,,,,thats not the problem,,,,do we really want a leader who sends his money overseas,doesnt invest in America, wants to go back to trickle down voodoo economics which never worked? he has no answers, just accusational falsehood talking points,,,,this bozo is hiding his finances unlike any other candidate, saying he will release that info after the election,,,whats he hiding from us?? his work at Bain was good, but he created wealth, the minimal jobs created was a byproduct,,,,his state was 47th in jobs,,,he has no foreign policy experience, has outsourced jobs overseas, this guy SUX!!!!
Jul 8, 2012 6:16 PM CDT
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Jul 8, 2012 6:15 PM CDT
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